Almond Zucchini Pasta

When my sister came to stay, I bought some food items especially for her. One was a bag of unsalted almonds, because I know she likes them.

Anyway the weekend passed, the sister went home and left half a bag of almonds.

And I made pasta.

ingredients almond pasta zucchini courgette

Chilli flakes are optional, of course!

First, julienne your spring onion and courgette and place them in a non-stick pan in which you’ve heated a spoonful of olive oil and as many chilli flakes as you wish. Even none.

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In the meantime, put some salted water to boil for the pasta, and put the almonds, breadcrumbs, a drop of olive oil and pepper in a blender.

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Turbo blend them until they’re a nice crumble

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Now add some of the pasta’s cooking water

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and blend again until you obtain a pasty consistency. Taste for salt!

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The zucchini and the pasta should be ready by now. Because you drank a glass of wine and whatsapped a bit while everything was happening, didn’t you? Remember to check for salt!

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These are the zucchini, cooked.

Now, put the two components together, and add the pasta.

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I debated whether to add this photo or not … and ended up going for realism and posting it 😀

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Et voila! The perfect mouthful!

I like this sauce because, apart from being healthy, I like the crunchiness of the almonds and the earthiness of the zucchini together. Let me know what you think!

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I am permanently in love. Things I like: purple, pasta, silk, autumn, the smell of mould, candles, cachi, having friends, water, new things, rice, eggs (all eggs!), fresh grass, olive trees, shiny things, glitter, hanging objects, windcatchers, wind, couscous, wasabi, carnivores, presents, snow, leaves, orchids, feathers, cappelletti, meat, fruit (all fruit), more del gelso (Morus alba L.), pigs, candles, christmas, polenta fritta!, separating egg whites from yokes in my hands, cartoons, dragons, the ocean, nudibranchi, cows, mercury (the metal), cosmos (the flowers), thunderstorms, Mika, turtles, acquariums, green and blue (mixed), siccamores, spring, snails, 24, porc with a sweet sauce (apple, cranberry, tomatoes jam), looking at a swimming pool upsidedown and underwater, english accent, open-minded people, driving, blue skies, checkered tablecloths, butterflies, books and cartoons in rhyme, painting eggs, the star-shadows that football players have, silver, laughing, Vivaldi, bells and chimes, white and purple, creating. Complete Happiness: Early morning. Sun, with a breeze; a pond with water lilies. A house, with a garden, full of plants. A vegetable patch, lemon, orange and mandarin trees. Cosmos everywhere. Birds in the trees; a tortoise eating the salad from the vegetable patch; a mammal (I couldn’t decide which one would make me happier) close by. No houses for as far as the eye can see. Me, a man that loves me and that I love. Friends coming over for a lunch that I have to prepare, and have all the ingredients for all ready in the kitchen.

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